The Community was established in 1991 with a Channuka tea party at the home of Ralf
and Judy Pinto. Since then all the main Chagim are celebrated with tea parties or
dinners. When sufficient numbers are present an erev Shabbat service is arranged.
The highlight of any year is the communal Pessach Seder, which attracts some 60 people
from all parts of the Diaspora. In 1998 the community celebrated the first Bar Mitzvah
in 75 years in Algarve, bringing a Sefer Torah from Lisbon. With funds raised by
the Faro Cemetery Restoration Fund Inc. the historic Faro Jewish Cemetery was restored
and rededicated at an impressive ceremony in 1993, since which the cemetery and its
small museum is open to public.
The Community publicizes its get together's by means of the local press, by mailing
circulars to its members and is listed in the International Jewish Travel Guide.
Do contact us when visiting the Algarve and please look at our products for sale
as all proceeds go to the maintenance of this wonderful project.